"San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego to Las Vegas" Combined Suggestions Tip by joiwatani
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I checked on your planned trip. You might like to check on the AMTRAK website because it has trips to at least 500 destinations in 46 states. It also shows you the Time Tables, Stations, Routes and you can plan your trip.
From San Francisco to Los Angeles:
You can catch the AMTRAK in different stations depending on where you end up touring that week. You can catch the AMTRAK at the Ferry Building, Civic Center, Financial Dsitrict, Caltrain, Shopping Center or at the Fisherman's Wharf. Whatever the station you have chosen, this will bring you to Los Angeles Union Station or Westwood Station. The travel time from San Francisco to L.A. is at least 9 hours and the cost of the ticket in April 2012 is about $54-$59 depending on what time you are travelling. The cheapest time is usually in the morning. Make sure to pack your lunch or dinner because the food at the AMTRAK is very limited to sandwiches and clam chowder!
The cold sandwich costs a minimum of $6.75 and the pop cost $2.00. They also have salads but not as great as those you can buy outside.
From Los Angeles to San Diego:
From Los Angeles Union Station or Westwood Station to San Diego (You have to choose from four stations: Old Town, Balboa Park, Seaworld, Zoo Bus Station), this will cost you in Apil 2012 about $36 dollars approximately. The travel time is about 2 hours and 29 minutes.
From San Diego to Las Vegas, which is the closest to the destination that you want to see which are Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon? I can't find an AMTRAK trip directly from San Diego to Las Vegas. So, from San Diego, you have to take two to three trips via AMTRAK or via Greyhound. Or, you might like to rent a car. From San Diego to Las Vegas is about 4 hours. It will be cheaper for you to rent a car at this time because going to Grand Canyon are mostly on group tours and also to Hoover Dam. With a car, you have freedom and accessibility.
I hope this helps! Take care and good luck!
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